A Gathering of Words opened a second scholarship application period to end Oct 24th. There are both full and half scholarships still available for applicants. There is no cost to apply for a scholarship.

Gathering of words

Scholarships generously provided by our sponsors—The City of Fernie RMI fund, Rocky Mountain Printing and the East Kootenay Community Credit Union.

A Gathering of Words consits of four writing workshop held in the stone and wooden beam comfort of the Alpine Lodge at Fernie Alpine Resort. Writers commit to an extended time with an instructor to write, edit and share their work with the idea of improving in a positive and concrete manner. The most common comment by past participants is “transformative.”

The opening reception is Thursday, November 5 at Clawhammer Press. Workshops start Friday morning and end Sunday November 8th. There are four specific sessions.

3 day–Mark Kusnir Fiction/Non-fiction
Mark spent the last 25 years teaching the novel,short story, drama, poetry, screen writing, fiction and creative non-fiction at the City University of New York MS Writing Program and other university level programs

3 day—Sioux Browning Screenwriting
Her work has aired on CTV, The Comedy Network, Space, The New VI and Life Network. Sioux is on the faculty of the UBC Creative Writing MFA program.

3-day Tom Wayman Poetry
One of BC’S preeminent poets with over 20 published collections and numerous awards. He has taught widely in Canada and the U.S., including the University of Calgary 2002-2010.

3 day—Finding Your Voice; Keith Liggett

The workshop format is adaptive and works with writers of all abilities and experience. The groups meet with the leader each morning. The afternoons are spent writing and attending panel discussions. The evenings are filled with readings by both instructors and participants. Saturday the Gathering hosts a dinner for all participants and their guests.

Registration now open. Workshops limited to 8 to 10 writers. Tuition includes breakfast and lunch each day and the Gathering dinner Saturday evening.

There are both full and half scholarships still available.

A special lodging package is available at the Alpine Lodge.

For more information visit the Gathering website.

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